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Still shot from the movie: X-Men: First Class.

X-Men: First Class

Before they became archenemies waging an on-going battle against one another, Professor X (Charles McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) were classmates and friends during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Working side by side with other Mutants, they fought against a common threat until a rift forced them onto opposing sides of an eternal war. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 03 Jun 2011
Video Release: 09 Sep 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The movie Thirteen Days offers a more realistic look at the events surrounding the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. While X-MEN: First Class provides the characters’ backstory, other adventures of these mutants can be seen in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men 3: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: X-Men: First Class

Release Date:  9 September 2011

X-Men: First Class releases to home video on September 9, 2011. Bonus features include:

-10 Marvel “X-Men” Digital Comics with exclusive “X-Men: First Class” Backstory Comic.

- Cerebro Mutant Tracker: The complete interactive Mutant Database with interactive videos giving fans the ability to learn about their favorite mutants in the X-Men film franchise.

- Children of the Atom: An eight-part behind-the-scenes featurette, charting the film from pre-production through post-production, including visual effects techniques and cataloguing “X-Men” transformations through prosthetic make up and costume design.

-“X” Marks the Spot: An interactive feature allowing viewers the opportunity to learn more about specific scenes with talent interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

- Extended and Deleted Scenes

- BD-Live Portal with additional Cerebro Mutant Tracker profiles

- Composer’s Isolated Score

- Theatrical Trailer

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